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Old 05-19-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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I like this Slider concept and saw a demo at a RV dealer. It looks pretty much fool proof except that it's heavy and you need to keep it slicked up with WD-40. Can any owners of the PullRite Slider give some insights. Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:36 AM   #2
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Hello,
I like this Slider concept and saw a demo at a RV dealer. It looks pretty much fool proof except that it's heavy and you need to keep it slicked up with WD-40. Can any owners of the PullRite Slider give some insights. Thanks.
Steve
Steve,

We installed one when we owned a fifth-wheel and a short-bed truck. The only drawback to it is that it's expensive, but I figured that if I hit the truck and trailer together just once the cost of the hitch would have been cheap.

I just thought of a second drawback: Mine required fairly large holes in the truck bed to accept the mounting hardware. When the hitch is not installed, these holes can be a nuisance. I had a sheet of plywood or something in the bed when I wasn't towing, so it didn't matter to me.

Be sure you keep the sliding parts lubricated as instructed in the manual. Mine galled a bit when I failed to do that. I don't think that WD-40 is the preferred lubricant. If you do some research or call Pulliam you can get some brand names of what they recommend.

If I bought another fifth-wheel I'd install this hitch again.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:39 AM   #3
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I use a SuperGlide 16K. It works great, though it is heavy. I have a chain hoist in the garage to take it in and out of the pickup, and a rolling dolly that I store it on.

It doesn't have to be expensive. I bought mine on Craigslist with SuperRail mounts and brackets that fit my frame for $850.

WD-40 is not a lubricant. It's a cleaner and weather coating. Use white lithium grease, or even better use a spray-on graphite lube. Pullrite recommends graphite for their new units.

The best thing about the unit is you can turn 90 degrees and you will never crash your camper into your cab. The only drawback is that you must be pretty straight to hook up and unhook.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:27 AM   #4
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We have this hitch. Bought it after we hit our short bed truck a couple of times. Well worth the money and we love it. No problems. WD-40 is not the lubricant of choice. There is a spray you buy and put on periodically. This hitch is the best thing out there for short beds.
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We also love this hitch. We have the 15k that allows you to use any industry standard rails to mount. We have a Dodge Mega Cab and I will tell you, like others have said, you can make the 90 degree turn without problems. Their customer service is also amazing.

I agree that the bad is you have to be real straight to hook/ unhook and don't forget the hitch plate that activates the hitch. Just more $$$ to spend but well worth it!

Good luck.

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